After the World Cup in Qatar, Roberto Martinez decided to leave the Red Devils. And quickly the Spaniard chose to engage with Portugal.
And if the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo is far from unanimous, Martinez continues to select him. A choice he returned to during an interview with TalkSPORT. “I had the opportunity to meet all the players and Cristiano was not ready to leave the team. He was ready and wanted to be part of this new cycle. It was easy to include him,” he said. .
“He scored four goals (two against Liechtenstein and two against Luxembourg, editor’s note) and he was a real leader, a real captain. He is someone who brings experience that no other player in world football can. “a. Cristiano can also reach 200 games (he’s at 198, editor’s note) with his country. You need someone like that in the locker room,” adds Martinez.
“You need someone like him in the locker room”
At the moment, Portugal are top of Group J in the qualifiers for the next Euro. Against Bosnia-Herzegovina then in Iceland, the Lusitanians have the opportunity to take a little more advantage in the standings.
For the moment, the fact that Ronaldo has decided to join Saudi Arabia therefore has no consequence on Martinez’s choices. As with Belgium, the coach prefers to bet on continuity.
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